Autism Expert Witnesses

Autism expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on autism. The autism expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Adoption, Brain Injury Medicine, Developmental Disabilities, Education & Schools, Forensic Psychology, Legal Nurse Consulting, Life Care Planning, Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Psychiatry, and Psychology.

Sheryll M. Casuga, Psy.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Evaluation and Diagnosis, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay, Intelligence Testing, Adaptive Functioning, Clinical Psychology, Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation
Dr. Sheryll Casuga has been practicing in the field of autism since 2008. Dr. Casuga is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the evaluation and diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Casuga has been working as a Staff Psychologist at the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) in California since 2014, wherein she performs yearly about 100 diagnostic evaluations on autism and intellectual disability, and reviews over 300 developmental disability claims cases per year. Dr. Casuga has been serving as the Forensic Psychology Specialist for RCEB since 2015. Dr. Casuga has been appointed as a Licensed Board Member of the California Board of Psychology currently serving her second term. She also serves as a Clinical Director for the Healthy Minds Program at the Special Olympics in Northern California and Nevada. Dr. Casuga received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, C...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...

ANDREA D LORANT, MA EDUCATION CONSULTANT/SPECIAL EDUCATION

WEST HILLS, California
Education & Schools - CHILD CUSTODY, SPECIAL EDUCATION, ADA ,INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, REGIONAL CENTERS, EARLY INTERVENTION, RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS, LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT, TRANSITION SERVICES, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, PROGRAM/SERVICES EVALUATIONS, SPECIAL EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY, AUTISM
22 YEARS AS A CONFERENCE PRESENTER ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TOPICS

Kimberly M. Miller, PhD, ABPP-CN Healthy Mind Sacramento Psychological Services Inc.

Sacramento, California
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - traumatic brain injury (TBI), post concussion syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), independent medical evaluations (IMEs), autism, developmental delay, child and adult neuropsychological assessment
Dr. Kimberly Miller, PhD, ABPP-CN is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. She serves as Associate Clinical Professor (Volunteer) at University of California at Davis School of Medicine and previously was Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Miller is a consulting neuropsychologist to the California Board of Psychology and to Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Dr. Miller specializes in neuropsychological evaluation in traumatic brain injury (TBI)/ post concussion syndrome cases and in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has further expertise in autism, developmental disorders, and works with both children and adults. Dr. Miller earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley and her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology specialization from University ...

June Y Paltzer, PhD, ABPP-CN (ABCN)

San Francisco, California
Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neurology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, autism, ADHD, PTSD, records review, independent medical examination, IME, forensic psychology.
Dr. June Paltzer is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist (adult and pediatric neuropsychology by ABPP/ABCN). Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationship relating to test and everyday performance derived from brain functioning. She specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of neuropsychological issues (e.g., Concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, PTSD, ADHD, autism). Dr. Paltzer is an Associate Clinical Professor in Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She has presented at national neuropsychology and medical conferences. Additionally, Dr. Paltzer is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and has the highest/university level certification in Chinese (listening, speaking, reading and writing). She can assist with reviewing other experts’ reports in English or Chinese including the experts’ language proficiency in Chinese. She has been retained as a forensic expert by legal professionals from all over the United States and internationally (Chi...

Rhonda S. Renteria, RN, BSN, CLNC, CLCP Quality Life Care Plans, Inc.

Brea, California
Life Care Planning, Legal Nurse Consulting - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Life, Worker's Compensation, TBI, SCI, Birth Injury, Catastrophic Injury/Illness, Neonatal, Pediatrics, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Developmental Delay, Adults, Geriatrics, Case Management, Wound Care, Amputation, Orthopedics, Transplant
Rhonda has 34 years experience as a licensed Registered Nurse, is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and a Certified Life Care Planner, with a myriad of experience as a nurse, as well as an expert. Rhonda provides consultative and expert witness and testimony services, nationally and internationally, for life care planning, future needs assessment and rebuttals for Plaintiff and Defense cases. Volunteering as a Registered Nurse with the American Red Cross of Orange County Disaster Health Services, is a monthly commitment to provide Rhonda the ability to give back to the community, in addition to forensic work. Teri Weingarten is Rhonda's administrative assistant at Quality Life Care Plans, Inc. and can reached at [email protected], 714-777-3332.

Brian Wong, MD Child Neurology Consulting Services

Los Angeles, California
Pediatric Neurology, Life Care Planning - Child Neurology, Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, brain injury, perinatal/birth asphyxia, concussion, headache, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, ADHD
Dr. Brian Wong is a Board Certified Neurologist with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. He maintains an active medical practice as a Medical Director at Cortica, a multi-disciplinary clinic for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. He completed his post-graduate training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Jonathan D Gross, Psy.D. Behavioral Health of North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Neuropsychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Psychology, Sexual Abuse, Military Mental Health, Developmental Disorder, Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism
Dr. Jonathan Gross is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the fields of neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, and psychological assessment. He has trained at various centers of excellence including Emory University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Gross holds expertise in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and other neuromedical conditions including dementia, stroke, and developmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual impairment). His clinical work is largely devoted to serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluates and treats veterans for traumatic brain injury, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and associated conditions. Dr. Gross employs a comprehensive and in-depth approach to assessment which allows him to identify a diverse range of factors that contribute to symptoms including effects of brain ...

Brandon Korman, PsyD, PhD, ABPP Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Broward / Palm Beach / Dade County, Florida
Neuropsychology, Mental Health - Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Stroke, Epilepsy, Prenatal and Birth Injuries, teratogenic, hypoxic, in-utero stroke, Developmental Disorders, Autism, ADHD, LD, Childhood Dementia & Memory Disorders, Near Drowning, Biomechanical Mechanisms of Damage
Double-boarded in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I am also a certified as a Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. I have been employed by Nicklaus Children's Hospital for the past 14 years, where I work very closely with neurology and neurosurgical colleagues. Formerly known as "Miami Children's Hospital", we are the largest dedicated pediatric hospital in the state. While clinical cases may range from frank acquired brain injury to more subtle gestational or birth injuries, almost all of my referrals have a very complex medical and psychiatric presentations, typically with multiple underlying etiologies. My training and prior healthcare experience spans from infancy to geriatrics, but my true expertise and passion is helping children and families from infancy through young adulthood. My expert witness practice is dedicated to medico-legal services for both plaintiff and ...

Lee E Wachtel, MD Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland
Pediatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry - autism, intellectual disability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, challenging behaviors, psychopharmacology, behavioral interventions, catatonia, electroconvulsive therapy, restraint and seclusion, residential treatment
I have worked for the past 17 years managing an inpatient hospital unit dedicated to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with autism and other forms of neurodevelopmental disability who present with comorbid psychiatric and behavioral pathology. I have extensive experience in the psychopharmacological and behavioral management of such youth, as well as the myriad complementary interventions and services they may require. I am very familiar with the standard of care for such individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including usage of restraint and seclusion, as well as issues related to school and residential placements. I have additional expertise in pediatric catatonia, and the usage of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of childhood mood, psychotic and catatonic disorders. I have provided expert witness services over the past 8 years in a variety of cases involving best clinical and educational practices, psychopharmacology, restraint and s...

Lisa Prock, MD, MPH Boston Children's Hospital

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Developmental Disabilities, Adoption - Adoption, Foster Care, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism, ADHD, Prenatal Toxin/Substance Exposure, Trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH is a Board Certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Director of the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School as well as research experience. She has received awards for teaching and has extensive history of local and national teaching and leadership roles. Positions include: Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Adoption Program, and Associate Medical Director, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital; former Chairperson, Section on Adoption and Foster Care and current Executive Council Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); co-author, Adoption Manual of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Clinical Director, Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical practice includes extensive documentation review and frequent provision of 2nd/3rd/4th opinion. She has a history of providing consultation for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...